Category Archives: The Q Process

The Feminine Power of Surrender

I have a confession to make, despite the fact that I have been helping women succeed in life for more than a decade, I got my ass handed to me by my teacher during an advanced training course on embodying feminine power. The smack down was thoroughly complete, more than a little humiliating, and totally…
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The Q Process for Boards (Teams)

Last weekend we held our annual Board retreat. It is traditionally an opportunity for new trustees to get acquainted with our current Board culture as well as a time of deepening our connection and caring for one another. It is also an opportunity for building greater capacity in our efforts to take the ministry to the…
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The Radical Practice of Giving Up Hope

Perhaps like me you have been fighting to hold on to your hope for a better future in the face of what may seem like a world gone mad with no leadership in sight able to get our systems back on course. How often have we been told, "Don't lose hope!" But I have come to…
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The Gift of Button Pushers

As we move through the holidays, many of us are finding ourselves facing the usual stress associated with this time of year. Whether it's financial stress, change of seasons, loss of light, time with our family of origin, or temptation to drink or eat in unhealthy ways, we often find our buttons being pushed. And now,…
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With Light Comes Shadow

"One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious." ~Carl Jung The shadow concept has its roots in the work of Sigmund Freud, later developed and enhanced by Swiss psychiatrist, Carl Jung. In 1912, Jung used the term “shadow side of the psyche” to describe the hidden side of…
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Taking Authentic Action

The final step in the Q Process consists of taking authentic action, which has the potential of creating significant transformation. Choosing and implementing an authentic action demonstrates to your body-mind that there has been an internal shift based on the insights gleaned from the worksheet. There can often be confusion about what authentic action actually…
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Shadow Work: A Path to 2nd Tier Ministry

Last Sunday during my Center Update I shared the Q Card / Shadow Card of Unity Spiritual Center. And together, as a congregation, we affirmed: "Please have compassion for us when we are being fearful, not enough, a victim, distrusting, not important, or powerless, because THIS is who we have come here to be: in integrity, compassionate,…
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The Power of Self-Compassion

In the Q Process, we are asked to feel compassion for that part of ourselves that has shown up for healing. It can be easy to overlook this vital step, to merely check it off on the worksheet or stay on a more intellectual level of understanding, rather than actually taking a moment to sink…
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The Q Process Workshop

Ministry leaders who have followed the progress of the Pilot Program (a three year program, 2009 - 2012, where 13 Unity ministries participated in field-testing a new ministry practice) know that much of the program's design was informed by my doctoral work. I sought to formulate a research-based new paradigm of ministry based on Ken Wilber's integral theory that was…
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An Honest Look at my Inner Yeller

Honesty Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” – Rumi A few years back my husband and I were having a picnic dinner together. My daughter was spending the week with her grandparents and we had settled…
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What is Authentic Action?

What is Authentic Action? A key aspect of The Q ProcessTM is the final step of taking Authentic Action. People sometimes get a bit hung up about what exactly is it and why is it important. In a nut-shell, it is important because it gives us an opportunity to practice showing up differently, showing up…
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What if we have it all Wrong?

What if We Have it All Wrong? Have you ever noticed how easy it is to become attached to your favorite possessions? Maybe it's the broach your grandmother left you, or the dream car you finally bought, or the Mother's Day card your child made in kindergarten. The thought of losing a treasured possession like…
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